Topic: Local News
Posted on 5/17/2016
Raycom Media’s ABC affiliate WLOX-TV Biloxi-Gulfport was providing wall-to-wall coverage of severe weather on May 17 when the station was struck by lightning. Station employees continued to inform residents of the weather via Facebook Live and other social media. On-air signals were restored a few hours later.
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